2022 Vice-Chancellor's Debate Championship To Commence August 4

The much-anticipated Vice Chancellor’s Debate Championship by the University of Ghana’s Debate Society, under the auspices of the Sports Directorate will take place from Thursday, 4th August to Friday, 26th August 2022 at the Department of Physics, University of Ghana, Legon.

The competition, which has been the flagship debate tournament on UG campus will take place for the eighth time, with students from across various departments within the university battling it out with wit, intellect and words for the coveted trophy and the bragging rights.

The competition will take the format of the British Parliamentary style of debate, a globally acclaimed approach to debating which sees students speaking in teams of two in a simulation much like that which is seen in parliament.

Overview and Participation

The competition will have three streams, these are debate, public speaking, and competitive adjudication in which each student will participate in at least one of these categories. The Championship is open to students at the University of Ghana who understand the rudiments of the British Parliamentary style of debate.

The Preliminary rounds of both the debate and public speaking categories will be held at the University of Ghana Physics Department’s Lecture Theatres from Thursday, 4th August through to Monday, 8 August 2022 with several rounds of debate bordering on topics concerning social justice movement, technological advancements, and international relations.

Grand Finale and Launch of Ghana Universities’ Debate Championship

The grand finale of the tournament which will see finalists in both the debate and public speaking will be held on Friday, 26th August, 2022 at the Great Hall, University of Ghana.

The grand finale will also see the official launch of the University of Ghana’s hosting of the 2022 Ghana Universities’ Debate Championship. The national championship which plays host to students from various tertiary institutions across the country returns to its birthplace this year which marks the 75th Anniversary celebration of the University and the ten-year anniversary of institutionalized debate in the University of Ghana.